If you are part of a pregnancy help center, whether client/volunteer/supporter, you may have heard the term SOHLS (pronounced like ‘souls’) used before. SOHLS stands for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. It is celebrated the Sunday closest to January 22, the day that the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion in America, and was first observed in 1983.


This day is used by Christians of all denominations to celebrate and reflect on the importance and value of all human life from conception to natural death. Many churches will sponsor events or activities such as hosting a speaker from a local pregnancy help center, having a special prayer service for life, holding a special Sunday School lesson to teach on Biblical respect for life, etc. This is also a time when churches, businesses, and organizations will partner with a local pregnancy help center to kick off the years fundraising efforts.


Here at PCC Corner of Hope we use Sanctity of Human Life Sunday to start our Baby Bottle Blitz drive for the year. You can go to our Baby Bottle Blitz page under the Events tab or simply click here to find out more information about this fundraiser. On this page you will also find a form to request a speaker, bulletin inserts, etc. You may also call 570-648-2600 or email us at [email protected] to talk to someone further or request more information.


Maybe you are not part of a church or just cannot manage to help financially right now, but would you please consider praying? Not just for our Center and the people involved, but for an end to abortion as well. There is a prayer we give to our speakers to use during their talks if they would like that you could say right now:

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion. Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all, through Christ our Lord, Amen.